human rights

With Trump’s workplace safety rollbacks, more Mainers could be hurt on the job

This year in Maine, 22 workers died while on the job. They were lobstermen, teachers, construction laborers, even bankers; people

democracy

Paint your own leaf: How not to get lost in the enormity of the landscape of resistance

“It’s been a heck of a week so far” is something that I have found myself saying each and every

fair taxes

What the failure to impeach LePage should teach us about Trump

This week on the Beacon podcast, Ben, Mike and Taryn discuss the fast downward spiral of the Trump administration and

labor

AT&T workers across Maine plan to go on strike Friday

AT&T workers, members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA), have pledged to walk off the job and form picket

polling

Maine voters feel strongly that legislators should honor referendum results

A new survey shows that large majorities of Mainers want the legislature to leave laws recently passed by referendum alone.

labor

Maine hospice nurses celebrate union organizing victory

The registered nurses and other healthcare workers at Hospice of Southern Maine in Scarborough will be the latest members of

health care

Report: Health care costs would skyrocket in rural Maine under Trumpcare

New analysis from the national Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) demonstrates that the American Health Care Act (AHCA),

polling

Mainers disagree with focus on tax cuts for wealthy, would blame GOP for shutdown

Mainers rank a tax cut for the wealthy proposed by Governor Paul LePage and Republican legislative leaders as their lowest

polling

Maine voters feel strongly that legislators should honor referendum results

A new survey shows that large majorities of Mainers want the legislature to leave laws recently passed by referendum alone.

Maine State Nurses Association

Maine hospice nurses celebrate union organizing victory

The registered nurses and other healthcare workers at Hospice of Southern Maine in Scarborough will be the latest members of

Mary Mayhew

LePage administration’s empty rhetoric won’t help poor kids

Right-wing talking points and ideological delusion are hurting kids in Maine. While the number of children in the state who

Susan Collins

Why was Sen. Collins so quick to believe Trump’s lie about Russia?

This week, Mainers and Americans at large bore witness to one of the most alarming political maneuvers in modern American

Paul LePage

Gov. LePage orders Department of Labor not to enforce minimum wage law

In a media statement released on Wednesday, Maine Governor Paul LePage announced that his administration will refuse to enforce a

education

Report: Sen. Collins only opposed DeVos once she knew her vote wouldn’t matter

According to Republican sources quoted by Politico, Maine Senator Susan Collins waited to announce her opposition to Betsy DeVos, President